The Paper Bag Princess was created by artist Amanda Smetana out of sewing pattern paper

Deadline looms for wearable art submissions

Annual show set for August 10 at Campbell River Art Gallery

Artists, are you looking for a new spin on creative expression?

The Campbell River Art Gallery’s Wearable Art Fashion Show may be just what you’re looking for. The gallery has put out a call for submissions for artists who want to create one or more pieces for the show, with generous prizes on offer in a variety of categories. The deadline for submissions, which should include sketches or photographs, is July 2. The show is set for Saturday, Aug. 10 at the gallery.

For those not familiar with this innovative art form, wearable art is art for the human body. The format gives a passing nod to traditional fashion shows, but otherwise the pieces presented are better described as sculpture. Artists create their pieces, usually with a narrative theme, to be shown and performed by models. The Aug. 10 show, which will be held along with a silent auction, offers artists a chance to compete for cash prizes and awards that include Audience Choice, Best of Show, Best Use of Recycled Materials and more.

Tickets for this extravagant event will go on sale in July. All proceeds go towards supporting children’s programming at the Gallery. This is the Gallery’s fourth annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and it’s sure to once again be a sellout event.

Information on how to prepare a submission is available at the Gallery or at under ‘Downloads.’  Entry is juried.  For more information call 250-287-2261.